You don’t have to pay someone else to wrap your Christmas gifts so that you can make an impression. You can show off your skills with some of these creative Christmas gift wrapping tips and ideas.
Christmas Gift Wrapping How To
Half the fun of giving a gift is watching it being opened. Even more fun is seeing the look on the recipient’s face when you hand them a perfectly wrapped Christmas present. Not only do these gifts make quite an impression on anyone you hand them to, but they can be just as beautiful as any of the other decorations in your home, and add to the festive atmosphere.
Simple Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
- Double sided tape is your friend. To create those perfect seams and a professional look, use double sided tape to tuck and stick errant bits of wrapping paper and ribbon.
- Always use a flat surface. To keep seams flat and corners tight, avoid wrinkles and bulges by wrapping gifts on a large, flat, clean surface.
- Measure your paper. To get the perfect amount of paper, roll out some paper, center the gift so that there is less paper on either side of the gift and more on the top and bottom. After the gift is centered, cut the paper.
Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
Kraft Christmas Gift Wrap
✅ For a simple and amazingly chic look, use kraft paper instead of the usual wrapping paper. Brown kraft Christmas paper is very sturdy, allowing for crisp edges and no wrinkling.
Use some colored ribbon and a few of the following ideas and all of your gifts will look perfect and oh so trendy.
✅ Extra tip: for gifts that are in boxes, use patterned tissue paper that coordinates with the color of the ribbon or bow on the outside of the box. For example, if you used a red ribbon or bow, use red gingham-printed tissue paper. It is a simple touch that pulls the whole look together.
Watch Christmas Gift Wrapping Tutorial
✅ Avoid overdoing it with colors and patterns. If you use a patterned wrapping paper, chose a solid colored ribbon and/or bow that coordinates with the colors in the pattern.
✅ If you want to use a patterned or multicolored ribbon and/or bow, choose a solid colored paper that works with the colors you chose. Otherwise no matter how perfect your wrapping job is, it will look so busy that it will come off as messy.
Wide Christmas Ribbon
While thin ribbons might be cute and dainty, wide ribbon makes your gift wrapping look cleaner and more professional. For a simple yet complicated-looking project, use multiple thicknesses of ribbon layered over each other.
How To Make A Christmas Bow
Nothing pulls together a gift wrapping project quite like a bow. The store-bought bows that you can buy in a bag really won’t do the job, though.
✅ To make your own impressive bows, look for simple tutorials online – see video below. Or if you prefer to buy your bows, look for them at craft stores where the employees make bows by hand.
Christmas Bow Tutorial
Dress It Up
✅ Try adding pieces of artificial holly, mistletoe, or other floral bits. Make fancy-looking tags out of sample paint squares cut into shapes, flat glittery ornaments, or tiny wooden sample spoons. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and put a truly personal touch on your gift wrapping projects.